Crazy for the Storm by Norman Ollestad audiobook

Crazy for the Storm

By Norman Ollestad
Read by Norman Ollestad

HarperAudio
7.65 Hours 1
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“Breathtaking....Crazy for the Storm will keep you up late into the night.” —Washington Post Book World   Norman Olstead’s New York Times bestselling memoir Crazy for the Storm is the story of the harrowing plane crash the author miraculously survived at age eleven, framed by the moving tale of his complicated relationship with his charismatic, adrenaline-addicted father. Destined to stand with other classic true stories of man against nature—Into Thin Air and Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer; Sebastian Junger’s The Perfect Storm—it is a literary triumph that novelist Russell Banks (Affliction) calls, “A heart-stopping story beautifully told….Norman Olstead has written a book that may well be read for generations.”

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

An iTunes Best Nonfiction Pick for the Summer

Selected for the June 2009 Indie Next List

A Los Angeles Times bestseller

A San Francisco Chronicle bestseller

An Amazon Top 10 Book of 2009

“Breathtaking....Crazy for the Storm will keep you up late into the night.” —Washington Post Book World

 

Norman Olstead’s New York Times bestselling memoir Crazy for the Storm is the story of the harrowing plane crash the author miraculously survived at age eleven, framed by the moving tale of his complicated relationship with his charismatic, adrenaline-addicted father. Destined to stand with other classic true stories of man against nature—Into Thin Air and Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer; Sebastian Junger’s The Perfect Storm—it is a literary triumph that novelist Russell Banks (Affliction) calls, “A heart-stopping story beautifully told….Norman Olstead has written a book that may well be read for generations.”

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Tragic and exotic…adrenaline-fueled excitement.” New York Times
“Breathtaking…A portrait of a father’s consuming love for his son, Crazy for the Storm will keep you up late into the night.” Washington Post Book World
“If Norman Ollestad’s book was just a survival memoir, it would still be an unusually good one…But the book is much more than this…Crazy for the Storm is a wonderful book, extremely moving and beautifully written in a spare yet richly evocative style. It’s also as good a dissection of the relationship between a father and a son as I have ever read.” Telegraph (London)
“Cinematic and personal…Ollestad’s insights into growing up in a broken home and adolescence in Southern California are as engrossing as the story of his trip down the mountain.” Chicago Tribune
“Never a dull moment…A beautiful story about a thrill-loving father…who taught his boy not just how to live, but how to thrive.” Houston Chronicle
“In humble sentences and abrupt dialogue he recounts the profound emotional lessons gleaned from enviable, yet infuriating, bonding experiences with his dad. Ollestad re-creates the characters who molded his youth, narrating in but a single voice, but crafting ardent personalities with inflection and rhythm.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Norman Ollestad

Author Bio: Norman Ollestad

Norman Ollestad was thrust into the world of surfing and competitive downhill skiing at a very young age. He studied creative writing at UCLA and graduated from UCLA Film School. He lives in Venice, California, and is the father of a son.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 7.65
Audience: Adult
Language: English